One in a continuing series of posts where I inflict the details of my on-again-off-again attempts to cook meals from scratch on the internet at large.
Hey! You guys wanna know what I ate last week? Too bad, I'm going to tell you anyway!
Roasted Vegetables: A frequent visitor to my kitchen. Red potatoes, zucchini, squash, red onion and corn with some oil and herbs roasted in the oven and served with cous cous.
Squash and Beans: Zucchini and leeks sauteed with butter beans and served over baked spaghetti squash with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. The nutmeg is a critical component. I made this once before and was shocked that Chris liked it since he doesn't much care for either leeks or spaghetti squash. Easy to make a lot and freeze half and freezes very well.
Black Bean Tacos: Another frequent meal for us, also easy to double and freeze. Black beans sauteed with onion, the bell pepper of your choice and garlic plus just enough cayenne pepper to take the top of your head off, ideally. Served as your favorite quasi-Mexican meal - tacos, tostadas, even burritos. Bought the salsa, as always. Maybe learning to make it will be my goal for summer.
Zucchini Leek Melt: Sauteed zucchini and leeks baked over brown rice in a casserole dish, topped with enough swiss cheese to counteract any healthy-eating points from the veggies and rice. I liked this a lot, actually. Chris has a previously-mentioned leek issue and a larger brown rice issue and didn't much care for it. Don't think I'll be making it again, which is too bad for me.
Mushrooms Stroganoff: I think I mentioned this the last time I made it. Not sure that it is Chris's favorite thing (add a sour cream issue to those mentioned above), but I really enjoy it and it takes about 20 minutes to make from pulling stuff out of the fridge to plopping stuff on the table. Served with broad egg noodles.
Now, if you haven't answered my earlier question about how much you spend a month on food, would you mind doing it? It does relate to something I want to talk about this week, but also I seem to be developing a fairly radical obsession with food and I am finding the responses I'm getting unspeakably fascinating. Seriously, I want to sit down with all of you with your shopping lists and receipts and study them in great depth.